The continuing education programme for young researchers aims to develop and broaden teaching and research skills. The first part of the programme helps young researchers to develop basic teaching skills. These skills are essential to the university’s culture of teaching and learning and also enable young researchers to communicate concepts successfully using modern teaching methods. The second part of the programme helps broaden research skills and also deepens young researchers’ teaching skills. Alongside this, participants in the continuing education programme reflect on the researchers’ self-perception, the function of academia and role it has to play in society. For this reason, reflection forms a key component of the training programme. Participants come from a variety of different “academic cultures”, leading to a diverse cohort that exposes them to different approaches and enabling them to interact with “other” areas of academic study/faculty cultures. Participants also have the opportunity to strengthen their links with other members of staff at the university.